SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County fell 4.9 cents Friday to $4.266, the largest drop in 18 consecutive days of declines.
The average price has dropped 45.9 cents over the past 18 days, including 4.7 cents on Thursday, after rising 54.7 cents over the previous six days to a record high of $4.725, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.
The average price is 25.9 cents less than one week ago, but 14.9 cents more than one month ago and 41.7 cents higher than one year ago.
"It's encouraging to see such significant price drops," said Jeffrey Spring of the Automobile Club of Southern California. "The decreases are a reflection of the fact that California's temporary supply issue has been corrected and also an adjustment in demand expectations on the part of wholesale and futures traders."
It took firefighters about an hour Friday to subdue a small roadside brush fire that briefly threatened a few homes just west of Palomar College.
As firefighters make progress on the Holy Fire, which has devastated parts of Riverside and Orange counties, animal shelters in the impacted areas have had to make room for lost pets. To accommodate an influx of displaced dogs, some of the canines who were already in those shelters were moved to San Diego this week.
A man who used a stun gun to render his mother defenseless, then fatally stabbed her in the Clairemont home they shared, was sentenced to 26 years to life in prison.
A federal judge has extended a freeze on deporting families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, giving a reprieve to hundreds of children and their parents to remain in the United States.
If you haven't received your electric bill yet for this month, you might be in for quite a shock. San Diegans are reporting skyrocketing power bills despite their best efforts to reduce their use.
Several highway connector ramps in San Diego County will be closed over the weekend for repairs, officials said Friday.
The first annual Pup Olympics and Pool Pawty is coming up on Saturday, August 18th from 1 - 4 p.m. in Rancho Santa Fe!
A toddler was burned by hot coals buried in the sand at Mission Bay, and now his mother is sharing a warning to other parents.